Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2670 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.
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1a Punish in court in a way, way that’s most excellent (6)
A punishment doled out by a court followed by the abbreviation for a way
4a Upset about ring getting damaged (6)
Upset, as in the milk that it’s not worth crying over, around the letter shaped like a ring
8a Propeller sailors put on side (8)
The complement of sailors on a ship preceded by side or arrogance
13a Labour group in dispute turned to top man about girl (7,5)
Reverse (turned) a dispute then follow it with the top man in a monarchy, the single-letter Latin abbreviation for about and a young girl
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16a Players’ part in theatre the prior cast revised (9,3)
… these players provide the accompanying music
21a Communicate mathematician’s sin, from what we hear (4)
Sounds like (from what we hear) the trigonometrical function sin
24a Is liable to seek attention, creating disorder (6)
A verb meaning Is liable to followed by an interjection uttered in order to seek attention
25a Timid about dreadful din or disturbance (6)
A word meaning timid around an anagram (dreadful) of DIN
1d Untrue stories about monarch producing discord (8)
Untrue stories around the single-letter Latin abbreviation for a monarch
5d A piece of wood traveller put up as garden structure (7)
The A from the clue, a piece of wood used on a fire and a travelling salesman, all reversed (put up in a down clue)
7d Overly influenced and impressed with design (6)
An adverb meaning overly and a verb meaning influenced or directed
9d Turn cold — add something warming, a jacket (11)
A verb meaning to turn followed by C(old) and something that warms the house or car
17d Pass on education, primarily, in place such as this (7)
A mountain pass followed by the on side in cricket and the initial letter (primarily) of Education
21d Wretched Danes in carriage two guys held up (5)
An anagram (wretched) of DANES
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